O My Bag

O My Bag

While I don’t usually consider leather goods to be very sustainable unless they are recycled from an old garment, this company claims to source its leather from cows in which have died of sickness or old age, which I find extremeley commendable!

Not only do I love the ethics of the company, I actually adore the styles of the bags. These bags are your classic, never throw away, never go out of fashion, pass on to your grandchildren type of pieces. This also makes them really sustainable in my opinion, as there is nothing worse than a piece of leather that is thrown away within a few years as it has fallen apart because it has been made purely as a “fashion” accessory. Yuk! I love the classic lines of these pouches, and the fact that they are completely androgynous (lend this one to your boyfriend and let him carry around all the goods for a change!). Stunning and stylish. If only I could get my hands on one! (dream away)…

“Revolutionary tanner Patrick Lee developed a new kind of eco-leather, taking into account not only energy management, water control and safety conditions, but also achieved tanning without the usage of harmful chemicals like chromium. This leather isn’t shipped from Africa or South America, but is taken from local Indian cows. All this adds up to a cleaner and safer tanning process, a reduced carbon footprint and leather that is made with respect for the environment. Exactly as it should be.”

“O My Bag brings sustainability & fashion lovers together. Our leather bags are made with respect for the planet & the people on it. Oh yeah, they’re also stylish & practical. What’s not to love about that?”

You can find these lovely little morsels at: www.omybag.nl

Katie Gannon

After running an ethical fashion label for 5 years, I started this blog in 2007 after learning first hand about the importance of sustainability in fashion design. I am a passionate environmentalist and wish to promote individuals and organisations around the world working on innovative design. I have a BA in Communications / Media as well as a Cert IV in Clothing Production, and run my own graphic design company at www.katiegannon.com

  • Kelly-Ann Maddox
    Posted at 23:51h, 10 March Reply

    Died of sickness or old age, you say? This lends an almost totally different atmosphere to the actual product in some way. I also like the fact that they are named on the labels. Why leave bag naming to the likes of Marc Jacobs?

  • Green Bags
    Posted at 01:21h, 19 February Reply

    Leather bag is really nice and durable. I like the brown bag.

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